Mary Louella Garoutte

1862–1941 (Age 78)
Adel, Dallas, Iowa, United States

The Life of Mary Louella

When Mary Louella Garoutte was born on 3 October 1862, in Adel, Dallas, Iowa, United States, her father, Charles Peterson Garoutte, was 51 and her mother, Sarah Adeline Shepherd, was 40. She married Aaron Nathan Leaverton on 8 January 1884. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Boone, Boone, Iowa, United States in 1925 and Des Moines Township, Boone, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. She died in 1941, in Iowa, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Boone, Boone, Iowa, United States.

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Mary Louella Garoutte
Aaron Nathan Leaverton
Marriage: 8 January 1884
Pearl Winifred Leaverton
Hazel May Leaverton
Earl J Leaverton
Flora Adaline Leaverton
Percy Leaverton
Ernest Leaverton
Ray W Leaverton
Eunice Madeline Leaverton

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8 January 1884


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World Events (8)


Age 1

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · The Burtis Opera House

Age 5

The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 22

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.

Name Meaning

Southern French: nickname or occupational name from Occitan garouto, denoting a type of pea.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Ella Leverton, "Iowa State Census, 1905"
  • Mary Leaverton in household of A N Leaverton, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • Mary Leverton in household of A N Leverton, "Iowa State Census, 1925"

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